* Challenges in integrating autonomy and intimacy
* Need for psychological resources
* Two stages of experience-dependent neuroplasticity
* How to maximize learning from beneficial experiences
* Growing calm strength
* The brain’s threat-defense system
* Vagus nerve complex; connections between calming and engagement
* Distinguishing between threat- and thrive-oriented responses
* Our normal needs; ways to accept and validate one’s own
* Principles of nonviolent communication
LUNCH (on your own)
* Unilateral virtue; wise speech
* The power of vulnerable requests
* Staying focused on core values and aims
* Ways to stay centered while others are angry or demanding
* Expanding the circle of “us” to include more of “them”
* Two levels of forgiveness
* Forgiving oneself
* Concrete plans for the days ahead
A one-day workshop on Combining Kindness and Assertiveness in Important Relationships with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.
Attend in-person or via live webcast! Discounts for GGSC members! Learn more here.
6 CE hours available.
In important relationships at home and at work, we need to respect the needs of others while also sticking up for our own. But easier said than done. In this experiential, practical workshop for helping professionals, Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Daniel Ellenberg use positive neuroplasticity to teach participants how to grow these lasting inner resources: staying calm when others get heated, honoring our own feelings and wants, and skills for communicating about charged topics and repairing relationships.
Building on the work of Kristin Neff and others, they will explore interpersonal courage, compassionate strength, and the intersection of love and power.
This workshop will include internal experiential practices, didactic lectures, role play, paired activities, movement, and writing. Throughout, the focus will be on how to teach these tools to others and use them oneself.